THERE IS A WOUND IN THAT WALL: REPRESENTATIONS OF ISLAM IN SELECTED WORKS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

Abstract This dissertation addresses two limitations in recent scholarship on the representations of Islam and Muslims in nineteenth-century British literature. It implements a literary critique of the epistemological nature and repercussions of…
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Practising the Posthumanities: Evolutionary Animals, Machines and the Posthuman in the Fiction of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut

Practising the Posthumanities: Evolutionary Animals, Machines and the Posthuman in the Fiction of Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut Abstract This thesis demonstrates how selected texts by Ballard—Crash (1973), Concrete Island (1974) and…
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Possess His Books: Shakespeare, New Audiences, and Twenty-First Century Performances of The Tempest

Possess His Books: Shakespeare, New Audiences, and Twenty-First Century Performances of The Tempest Abstract This dissertation examines how actors and directors are adapting and reimagining Shakespeare’s plays so as to address…
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